Labor Board: Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago

By Emily Brosious
Mar. 28, 2014

In a precedent-setting decision, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled Wednesday that college athletes who receive scholarships to play for private universities qualify as employees under the National Labor Relations Act and have the right to unionize….Read the full story at Gapers Block.

(Photo/Terry Johnston via Flickr)
Northwestern University football players and others filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago offices seeking formal union recognition in January. (Photo/Terry Johnston via Flickr)

 

UIC Faculty Members Strike over Contract Negotiations | Gapers Block – Mechanics | Chicago

UIC Faculty Members Strike for Fair Contracts and Quality Education – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago.

By Emily Brosious
[Feb. 18, 2014]

University of Illinois at Chicago United Faculty union members went on strike Tuesday over contract negotiations with the University’s Board of Trustees. This two-day walkout marks the first faculty strike in UIC’s history. 

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Overpass Light Brigade shows support for striking UIC faculty members Tuesday evening. (Photo/Emily Brosious)
Overpass Light Brigade shows support for striking UIC faculty members Tuesday evening. (Photo/Emily Brosious)